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People

Total Population 3,154
Male Share of the Population 43.2%
Female Share of the Population 56.8%
Senior Citizens 31.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,155
Age of the Population 54

Families

% of people married 47.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $77,063
% Above Poverty Level 86.9%
% Below Poverty Level 13.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 5.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 47.4%
Median Gross Rent $971
Median House Value $246,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.1%
US/American 0%
English 20.2%
Irish 15.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Southport Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles S of Wilmington, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 132 miles S of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Brunswick
Metro Area Wilmington
Standard Zip Codes 28461, 28465
Phone Area Codes 910
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.921
Longitude -78.02

Southport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SOUTHPORT 5 N
Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 56 F
Apr Temp 49 to 71 F
Jul Temp 70 to 88 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 60.9 inches
Station WILMINGTON NEW HANVR AP
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 56 F
Apr Temp 51 to 74 F
Jul Temp 72 to 90 F
Oct Temp 54 to 76 F
Annual Precip 57 inches
Station WILMINGTON 7 N
Distance 28 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 49 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 58.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Southport, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bald Head (28461)

Bald Head Isl (28461)

Fort Caswell (28465)

Long Beach (28465)

Sunny Point Military Ocean T (28465)

Yaupon Beach (28465)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bald Head Island 205 $96,042
Boiling Spring Lakes 5,610 $42,304
Bolivia 310 $48,125
Caswell Beach 387 $96,250
Kure Beach 2,286 $77,474
Oak Island 7,199 $58,516

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Southport Public Libraries

Library
Brunswick County Library
109 W. MOORE STREET
Southport, North Carolina
(910) 457-6237

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Southport Hospitals

J ARTHUR DOSHER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
924 HOWE ST
(910) 457-3800
Emergency Service: Yes

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK HIGH
280 COUGAR DRIVE BSL
910-845-2204
Serves 997 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

BRUNSWICK LEARNING CENTER
705 NORTH LORD STREET
910-457-0777
A Non-traditional School
Serves 98 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.1

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